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Take opportunity to make Illinois a true innovator
It's been about five months since federal stimulus dollars were dispersed, and everyone's analyzing whether the funding is creating enough — and the right — jobs. Recovery funding was intended to boost a weak market, so counting jobs is one measure of success. But the American Recovery…
Communities working together to address foreclosure crisis
When a family loses its home to foreclosure, the entire community feels the ripple effects. A sudden change in address may rip a child from his classroom mid-year. Local employers may be involved, perhaps because a recent layoff caused the family to miss a mortgage payment, or because time off work…
Mayor pushes employer-assisted housing
Hey, boss, can you help me buy a house? That would be an oft-heard question in city workplaces if Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has his way, and employers got back into the business of helping their employees to buy homes. He's not looking for a return to the days when the mills built row…
Communities working together to address foreclosure crisis
When a family loses its home to foreclosure, the entire community feels the ripple effects. A sudden change in address may rip a child from his classroom mid-year. Local employers may be involved, perhaps because a recent layoff caused the family to miss a mortgage payment, or because time off work…
Municipal collaboration will help address foreclosure crisis
In “The Suburban Challenge,” Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley highlight the dire conditions many suburbs are experiencing due to the housing crisis. They write that “the mental line between city and suburb no longer makes much sense.” As mayors of two inner-ring suburbs of Chicago , we…
Transit funding: Changes Obama should count on
It's almost game time for President-elect Barack Obama, and wisely, economic recovery is the first item in his playbook. The administration-in-waiting understands that any economic recovery package must not only be a fiscal defibrillator but also signal seismic change from a system…
Infrastructure Woes or Opportunities?
Anyone who has wasted hours each day commuting to work, sat in traffic for an hour as a freight train inched by, waited endlessly for a bus only to have four arrive at once, or paid a week’s wages for a short plane flight can vouch for the inconveniences, inefficiencies, and travesties of…
Seek Local Relief For Housing Hangover
The federal government doesn't have all the answers for the economic crisis that's really hitting home. Local efforts, however, have a different, more immediate take on the issue. That's because the housing crisis isn't only affecting those who lose homes, but also their…
Affordable homes or good schools
The recent article, "Adults-only housing makes sense for schools" (News, Nov. 13),…
Local, state and federal buying incentives calm consumers and communities
Wall Street’s volatility – both sparked by and marked by unprecedented lending policies, record-high foreclosures, and the Fed’s takeover of stalwarts such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – has some would-be home buyers running scared. Such a reaction not only is unfortunate, but also…

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